Tag Archives: Golden State Warriors

NBA Fails to Capitalize on Budding Rivalry

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As the NBA tips off its 71st season on Oct. 25th, a glaring vacancy is missing from its opening night lineup. The highly anticipated debut of the new look Warriors will come against San Antonio, a pairing that hasn’t met in the playoffs four four years, while the matchup against the Thunder will have to wait nine days. Oklahoma City …

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Podcast: Fantasy Impact From 2016 Free Agency

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Golden State appears poised to dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future, adding Kevin Durant to a squad that has made two consecutive trips to the Finals and winning the title in 2015. The Warriors enter the season as the favorites to win the championship in 2017, with 2/3 odds, but  judging just how quickly the team gels in a …

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Warriors Need a Fast Start from Curry

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The Warriors aren’t accustomed to their shots not falling. The greatest 3-point shooting team the league has ever seen, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to sink more shots from beyond the arc than 13 teams in the league did during the regular season, has gone cold over the last six quarters of play. Ever since pushing the Cavaliers …

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James Can Sway Career Narrative with a Game 7 Win

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For a decade, LeBron James has made conquering the Eastern Conference his routine. A team led by James has qualified for the title round seven times during the 10-year span, a feat only equalled by the dominant Boston squads shepherded by Bill Russell in the 1960’s. Only reaching the summit has proven to be elusive for James, as he has …

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Curry Erases Any Questions About His MVP Status in Game 4

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The credentials of the NBA’s first unanimous MVP were beginning to be scrutinized following a lackluster performance during the first thee games of the NBA Finals. One vintage performance from Stephen Curry silenced any critics, as his exceptional 3-point shooting moved Golden State one win away from becoming the seventh team in league history to capture consecutive championships with a 108-97 …

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Thompson and Love Looming Over the 2016 NBA Finals

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Golden State was on the verge of completing a deal to bring in the most dominant rebounder the league has seen in decades. Intense debates internally among members of the Warriors front office, as arguments became so intense NBA legend and Golden State consultant Jerry West threatened to resign if a deal was completed. Ultimately, the Warriors opted against dealing …

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Cleveland Has No Answers for Green

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It’s no wonder how the Warriors set the NBA record for most 3-point field goals made in a single season during their 73 victory campaign. On any night, a different player is capable of altering the entire defensive philosiphy of their opponent. And with Golden State’s exceptional ball movement, as the team dished out 28.9 assists per game — the highest …

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Different Back Court Combination Lifts Golden State in Game 1

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Once again it was the back court duo that proved to be the difference for Golden State. Only during a 104-89 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals, it wasn’t the All-Star combination of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the offense. Instead, Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa — the backup guards for the vaunted Splash Brothers …

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Curry Propels Golden State into the 2016 NBA Finals

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The Warriors had no interest in becoming the first team to win 70 or more regular season games only to be eliminated from championship contention. Instead, behind the precision shooting of Stephen Curry, the team became just the 10th in league history ever to erase a 3-1 playoff series deficit. The NBA MVP for each of the past two seasons …

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Record Setting Performance from Thompson Keeps Season Alive

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By proving Stephen Curry isn’t the only Warriors player capable of setting long range shooting records, Klay Thompson ensured the Western Conference finals would extend to a Game 7. Distance wasn’t an obstacle for Thompson Saturday night, as he set a playoff record by connecting 11 times from 3-point range, keeping Golden State’s title defense alive. By the time he was …

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